Does it always seem like the grass is greener on your neighbor’s side of the fence? You may suspect that your neighbor is employing some trick you do not know in their garden. Producing beautiful flowers, delicious vegetables and a luscious landscape is within your reach. All it takes is knowledge on how to take care of your plants properly. Start learning about gardening by taking in this article.
To keep your plants from getting shocked, you need to gradually introduce them to changes in temperature and conditions. Put them in the sun outside for a couple of hours during the first day. Gradually increase the the time they spend outside over a one week period. Once the transition is complete, your plants will probably be able to tolerate the outdoor conditions.
Clay is naturally hard, and can can stick to a shovel making it frustrating to work with. Take the hard work out of using a shovel in clay soil by rubbing a light coat of car or floor wax over the surface with a clean cloth and buff the surface. By waxing the shovel head, the clay will not be able to adhere to the surface.
Slug-proof your garden with smart perennial choices. Slugs and snails will quickly destroy your garden if you let them. These pests are especially attracted to tender sprouts and to delicate, soft leaves. Perennials with hairy leaves or bitter taste are unattractive to snails and slugs, keeping them safe from harm. Excellent varieties include heuchera, achillea, euphorbia, campanula, and helleborus.
As you can tell, most of these ideas don’t require a major expenditure of effort or funds. You just need to learn what to do and apply what you have learned. Pay special attention to the condition of your plants after you implement new techniques. If one thing fails, try another technique. Be patient, and before long, your garden will be the envy of your neighbors.